Saturday, June 7, 2014

JANGBRiCKS LEGO Shopping Mall complete!


My all-custom, ~10,000 piece, 48x96, two-story, 17-store enclosed LEGO shopping mall is complete at last!  Come on in & check it out!

This project involved piecemeal work spanning three months, which I documented right here on this blog.  There was no LDD file or even a pencil sketch; it was built my favorite way, all freestyle, figuring everything out as I went along, completing one whole store at a time.
Filming the finished mall took six hours, and 229 individual clips made it into the final video.  Editing time wasn't tracked, but the unscripted narration process took nine hours, itself.

I've compiled an advance list of questions that will be asked & comments that will be made, along with my responses.  I'll update this over time.
  1. When will you post a city update?
    • Patience :)
  2. You should have done [insert anything here] differently.
    • Correction:  I could have, but I didn't, because I didn't want to :)  This mall was My Own Creation and I built it exactly how I wanted to. I strongly encourage all MOC-makers to make their MOCs exactly how they want to, and not how anyone else wants them to.
  3. You should put a train station in the mall.
    • This has been suggested by quite a number of folks. Unfortunately, even the most basic station with a platform long enough to accommodate my small elevated light rail train would have taken up an entire half of the second floor.  That's a loss I could never accept.  A light rail station will be built across the street.
  4. Did I see dust/hair/parts gap/imperfection/something out of focus?
    • Yup. So, what'd you think of the mall? :)
  5. I saw you/your camera/something else in the reflection/background.
    • Yup. So, what'd you think of the mall? :)
  6. You should use tiles for all of everything everywhere.
    • Unlike most folks, I actually like studded surfaces.  They say "I am LEGO."  They also use up far fewer parts than tiled surfaces, and allow me to pose minifigures & other things wherever I want, whenever I want.  I'm happy with the hybrid setup of this mall, where the walkway areas are primarily tiled for a glossy look, while the stores are studded.
  7. Will you ever change the mall?
    • Almost certainly yes.  I consider almost every MOC of mine to be a work in progress.  Right now there's not a single thing I want to alter in this mall, but I reserve the right to change that at any time!
  8. Does it have a name?
    • Actually yes!  I call it the Atherton Mall. I did not invent the word Atherton, but it has zero significance to me, it does not represent anything to me, and I did not take it from anything. It's just a name.
  9. When will you post a city update City Update CITY UPDATE?!?!?!!!!!!!
    • Patience!?!?!!
  10. Can I copy that music you used?
    • No.  It is licensed & paid for.  Use without a paid license is quite illegal.
  11. You are the best LEGO maker in ever in the world!
    • That's very kind of many people to say, but it is very factually incorrect :)

37 comments:

  1. Please make a cinema or a theatre

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  2. JANG! I LOVE IT! Gonna see it now the video, ill comment more after / LhD

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    1. Wait the videos out already?

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    1. Probably the phone store was AT@T because i is orange and AT@T is orange

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  4. Yep, you've done it. You've outdone yourself, and made your best Moc EVER! The ammount of time, effort, and detail that went into this moc, astounds me! I really appreciate the ammmount of time that went into making the video as well! Thanks again jang, and keep building! :)

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  5. WOW! That mall is amazing. I especially love the details you manage to put into your shops like the tools section, food shops and hanging up of the clothes. Some of the earlier shops are, as you said, little bit bland and could've done more work but apart from that its nothing short of amazing! Shame you can't put the train station but that's cool.

    Question though, when building, did you just use all parts that you have or did buy more specifically for your model? Also when designing do you make it up as you go along or do you have a detailed plan?

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    1. read the description. it answers lots of questions, and no he didnt have a detailed plan.

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  6. Dear jang I have been watching you videos and reading your blog waiting for you to do your final video on this mall :(:(:(. But when you finally came out with the video it was truly rewarding great job and i am looking forward to your next lego city building. And once again great job :) :) :) totally worth the wait

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  7. Really amazing, Jang! I'll be watching this over and over. Thank you for all the effort just to keep us entertained. Congratulations!

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  8. The mall is awesome but can you put a restaurant?

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  9. Loved it - brilliant use of the tiny pieces all the way up to the big pieces... this... inspired me. By the way, the character and personality of the minifigs in your MOCs always makes my day.

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  10. Brilliant work, at all levels, building, careful editing, relaxing and plotted narration, just wonderful. You are now my top #1 YouTube guy right there on par with Chris Harris drifting everything that is awesome. :)

    I hope you continue to review older City sets, I eagerly await for a review of the 4434 Dump Truck. :)

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  11. Im... im... im... I dont know what to say, its Epic!

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  12. That's a cool moc.

    SH

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  13. WOW jang u have inprest us yet again with ur outstanding MOCs keep it up and make us smile

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  14. Hi Jang,I am a huge fan of you...I just wanna ask you are you going to build Hotels,Restaurants, CITY HALL,High School,Elementary Scholl,Libraries,Post Office,Hospital,Church,Museum,A city Pool,Football and Tennis Stadion,Bank,a Court,A College,Middle School,A Gym,Barber shop,A Spa,Cinemas and Theaters,A Starbucks,McDonalds,A Target Store,WalMart,IKEA,Drug Store,Shoe store,A Bakery,A Airport,Golf Course,
    And much,much more....
    These are only suggestions, and I hope you will some of these actually use in your city.....
    BoosterEnd

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  15. Dude, this is just... just... SHOPPINGMALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!111
    Seriously, this is just AMAZING! All of the detail, the minifigs, the arch-thing in the front. You, sir, are IMO the best LEGO MOC-er EVER (I know you might not think that, but you've gotta admit your still AWESOME).

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  16. AWESOME JOB JANG! I can't beleive you actually put background Musak and 'crowd' noise in your Mall video! Totally blew my mind, made it sound like a real mall!!

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  17. I got a question is that a real camera in the mini-fig scale camera you used?

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    1. Yeah, what is that thing?

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  18. This is the best thing you made since the zoo. Except this is way better. Could you keep us updated on your next magor MOC?

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  19. you have mega bloks call of duty supplement reviews
    would you be able to do

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  20. You are my hero i want to build an all custom city also!!!! I love your work. Keep it up!

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  21. Great brilliant stupendous amazing and every other good word in the english dictionary. I agree with the idea of no train station since you dont want to lose four or five of your shops. love the creativity and colour and the skylight is my favourite part of the whole mall!!!!!!!!!!

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  22. hi like to start with what a great mall it is . but I would like to know were or what set the green canopies come from thanks mike

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  23. please make a custom moc hospital

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  24. I watched both And I loved i. Thanks Jang

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  25. Is THIS A REAL PLAYSET .

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  26. I'm Dylan I see your video it was very nice
    And cool!!!!

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  27. That video is Very very very....a awesomeness!!!!! Cool legom all

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  28. You should movie theater that works

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